Team Cinelli-Chrome showed that they mean business for 2017 as the team dominated the FallesCrit La Vall d’Uixo men’s pro race in Spain by filling the whole podium. Two members of the team, Ignazio Moser and Davide Vigano, successfully set up a break-away. Ignazio took the win and Davide settled for a second place. Paolo Bravini made sure that the whole podium was taken by Team Cinelli-Chrome by winning the bunch sprint.
The women’s category was won by Margaux Vigie from SantaFixie BlB Team, Carla Nafria who crashed out of the Last Man Standing last week got 2nd, and Marina Cerezo Fortuna from Uquipo Bolivia Femenino got third.
In the men’s amateur category it was Fran Parra taking the highest spot on the podium followed by Lan Vigneux and Jorge Cute.
1. Ignazio Moser – Team Cinelli Chrome
2. Davide Vigano – Team Cinelli Chrome
3. Paolo Bravini – Team Cinelli Chrome
“The initial plan was to attack around the 5th or 6th lap.” Said Team Cinelli-Chrome Manager Enrico Biganzoli. ” Davide Viganò was really encouraged by his qualifying time but I assured him that any attacks needed to be assisted by the more experienced fixed crit riders otherwise there was risk of getting into trouble.” During the third lap there was a fall that created a gap between Davide and Ignazio and the rest of the group. The 2 Italians attacked and were alone for the rest of the race while the remaining Team Cinelli Chrome riders spent their time fending off would be attacks from the chase group.
“As the race was coming to a close we found ourselves bunched up in the chase group and I urged Paolo to attack, at that moment I envisioned an all yellow podium, and that’s what we got!” Said Biganzoli after the victory.
1. Margaux Vigie – SantaFixie BlB Team
2. Carla Nafria – 8Bar Team
3. Marina Cerezo – Uquipo Bolivia Femenino
1. Fran Parra – Velo Br8s
2. Yian Vigneux – Team Cosmik
3. Jorge Cute – 8bar rookies